Photo from UNIAN Bank deposits in the national currency in Ukraine in September 2019 grew by 3.1%, to UAH 571.8 billion (US$23.1 billion), while deposits in foreign currency shrank by 0.2%, to US$15.4 billion in the equivalent. Since the beginning of 2019, bank deposits in hryvnias have increased by 5.9%, while those in foreign currency have grown by 15.6%, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website. Read alsoUkraine&#39;s state banks in 1H 2019 see profit at $775 mln The balance of hryvnia loans in September expanded by 0.03%, whereas it grew by 0.7% in the nine months of 2019, to UAH 615.1 billion (US$24.9 billion), the regulator said. The balance of foreign currency loans decreased by 1.2% in September, and it was 6.9% down from January 1, 2019, to US$15.4 billion in the equivalent. As UNIAN reported earlier, the volume of national currency deposits in Ukrainian banks in 2018 rose by 10%, to UAH 539.7 billion (US$21.9 billion), while foreign currency deposits fell by 2.4%, to US$13.4 billion.